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Remember 2 Things: Improving Patient Hand-off Reports–
A recent study followed patients from the initial call through handoff at the hospital and beyond, looking for gaps in care. In this episode, Steve Whitehead discusses how EMS providers can provide a full picture to hospital staff of their actions in the field by not making assumptions and elaborating as much as necessary.
Remember 2 Things: Essentials for Effective Patient Transfer–
In this episode, Steve Whitehead discusses how to ensure a smooth patient transfer from EMS providers to hospital staff, including the importance of a complete patient care report and the ability to converse with other medical professionals about their choice of medical care at the scene.
Progressive Paramedicine: 3 most important parts of the patient care report–
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An effective radio report from EMS to the hospital is critical for patient safety and continuing care. Learn the three most important pieces of the patient radio report in this episode of Progressive Paramedicine, an EMS1 original video series.
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How to use an inhaler–
Basic information, cleaning instructions and tips for three of the most common types inhalers are explained in this video.
How to use the RACE scale for stroke severity–
Use the RACE scale to measure stroke severity in patients.
Remember 2 Things: Powerful tips for moving EMS patients–
Patient handling is a skill EMTs and paramedics use on nearly every patient contact. In this episode of Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for lifting and moving patients - the crossed arm carry and creating trust with.
Remember 2 Things: Sedation for violent, restrained patients–
In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead discusses the need for and importance of sedation for restrained, violent patients. Follow your local protocols to select and administer a sedative. Whitehead also describes the importance of continuing restraints after administering a sedative.
Remember 2 Things: Supplemental oxygen and fluids for violent, restrained patients–
After successfully applying restraints to a violent patient remember two important things for continuing to assess and care for the patient. In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead discusses the importance of supplemental oxygen and fluid resuscitation.
5 ways paramedics can use a 3-way stopcock–
Dr. Peter Antevy demonstrates five uses for a 3-way stop, a valuable device which has many uses for providing care to critical pediatric patients.
Remember 2 Things: How to prevent medication administration errors–
A large percentage of errors are due to medication administration errors. In this episode of Remember 2 Things Steve Whitehead reminds paramedics of the importance of drawing up a medication dose into a syringe and what to do with the medication remaining in a vial.
After watching share your medication administration tips in the comments and read this excerpt from "Med Math Simplified."
What Would You Do? Drones at EMS incidents–
In the midst of patient extrication a drone is hovering over the scene. Listen to Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss this likely scenario and how to handle it.
Tell us in the comments how you would handle this scenario of a drone overhead.
Also learn more about tips for managing the media on EMS scenes.
Paramedic shares MedicAlert success story–
Paramedic Morgan Jones Phillips was sent to a call for a man "acting bizarre in a drugstore". When he arrived at the scene, he found the patient unconscious on the ground. What was wrong?
Strategies to reduce medication errors–
Medication administration cross check is a simple and easy to implement process to reduce medication errors.
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